NFLPA executive committee votes 6-5 against recommending CBA proposal

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After NFL owners approved a proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement on Thursday, attention shifted to players as they need to approve any deal before it can go into place.

The NFL Players Association is holding a conference call with player representatives to discuss the deal on Friday and the union’s executive committee has already held a vote about whether or not to recommend accepting the deal.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports and PFT has confirmed that the committee voted 6-5 against recommending it to the overall body of players. The committee led negotiations with owners from the union side to put together the proposed CBA.

That’s just a recommendation and the 32 player reps are also expected to hold a vote Friday. That will also serve as a recommendation as the NFLPA will submit the proposal to the full membership whether or not the player reps vote in favor of the deal.

If more than 50 percent of the membership votes for the proposal, the deal will be approved.

24 responses to “NFLPA executive committee votes 6-5 against recommending CBA proposal

  1. OH please go out on strike, the greed of it all
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    There will be no strike.
    The players don’t have the stomach for it.
    And besides, who is any less greedy than the players?

  2. Hope the players stick to their guns! The vote from the Owners wasn’t even unanimous which is a good indication that the proposal was deeply flawed. Before they expand the season, the NFL needs to work on the quality of the product they are putting on the field, and adopting some required standards for franchises that are consistently below .500 and in the bottom tier year-after-year. Extending the season will only further water down a product that in many divisions is already weak and nearly unwatchable as it is.

  3. Just tweak the contract a little so we can get a 6-5 vote approving, then we can move on to the next self made disaster.

  4. I’m sure it is easier to get 32 business owners who are concerned with the long-term growth of their brands & their league, than a few thousand players who have a much shorter window in terms of obtaining value.

    NFL always has greater leverage, especially when the union seems to have a few financial morons who may source a predatory loan because of their “gamecheck-to-gamecheck” lifestyle. Then there is the matter of the high-profile, uber-successful athlete whose interests & perspective is drastically different than the bottom 90% of the players.

    For once, I’d like to hear from a mega-star on what they would propose for the average athlete & what they would propose dudes who played for peanuts years ago, helping today’s player prosper.

    This % of revenue or that % of revenue? C’mon, some of these dudes want multi-million dollar salaries & a piece of the business? I love the idea of long-term healthcare, neutral-party discipline aligned with the spirit of the Constitution/Bill of Rights & testing only for synthetic substances that boost performance.

    My word, even balancing game-checks over a calendar year & automated 401K/HSA would be a huge benefit to some of these young guys.

    Keep the game strong & help people make better life choices.

  5. DO NOT TAKE THE DEAL!! The split is NOT equal, and the players risk everything to play this sport, and make money for owners who get huge tax breaks, and taxpayer money to build huge stadiums that we fans get to go to and spend our hard earned money to watch these games. The owners see way more of the pie than they should, and until the players make a stand things will never change. The owners need the players to survive it’s NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. Look what happened the last time the owners tried to bring in replacement players to keep the game going. The game was on life support, but the players CRACKED and came back. Had they held out they would have won that standoff, but they caved. WALK and STAY AWAY until you get what’s rightfully yours!!

  6. I’d be interested to hear the player reps’ particular problems with the deal. It certainly appears on the big issues–ie money issues, the players will do pretty well. If there is a work stoppage, they won’t do well and may find themselves forced to accept less.

    The fact that the owners weren’t unanimous in their vote demonstrates some of the owners felt they gave away too much. A work stoppage will gain them support going forward and will lead to a less player friendly offer.

    If I was a player not making elite money, I’d take the deal in a heartbeat. A work stoppage would be a serious hit on my livelihood and career.

  7. myspaceyourface says:
    February 21, 2020 at 1:57 pm
    17 games and another playoff team is STUPID
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    Indeed, should be a total of 18 regular season games and a total of four more playoff spots.

  8. The player reps are all Top 10 salary on their team guys. Practice Squad guys, UDFA and the other union members are in the bottom 55 guys on the roster. Votes all count the same. Guys who are currently making $63,000 on the practice squad who will now be making $90,000 are voting for this contract. Players making NFL minimums are all voting for this contract. Bottom half of the roster guys are not worried that starters may get injured with a 17 game schedule. It’s called a chance to play and show what you have for the non-starter. More money and more opportunities for the bottom 55 on the team, this will pass when put to a vote.

  9. Wasn’t the committee in charge of overseeing and directing the negotiations? So either Smith and the lawyers didn’t listen to the committee’s recommendations or the committee members changed their mind. One end of this equation is screwed up.

  10. camstinks says:
    “DO NOT TAKE THE DEAL!! The split is NOT equal, and the players risk everything to play this sport, and make money for owners who get huge tax breaks, and taxpayer money to build huge stadiums that we fans get to go to and spend our hard earned money to watch these games. The owners see way more of the pie than they should, and until the players make a stand things will never change.”

    Sure the owners get a large portion of the dollars but don’t think they get to pocket it all. Not defending them but they are running a business. Not only do they play employees the sums of dollars those employees agree to by individual contract with the “company” but they also pay all of the other business expenses. Players are not paying the airfare or jet charter for travel. Or hotels, meals, and other travel expenses. They are not paying into a medical plan like you or I do. Their money is their money. The “owner’s money” runs the business. Paying overhead, non-playing or coaching employees, scouts, fees to the NFL, etc. And their business income is not well defined every year. What merchandise sales will be, TV or commercial money will be, what they needs to pay in new contracts every year….. A delicate dance they need to do to make sure they don’t overspend and still be able to pay employees and business expenses. When the pie is actually cut the owner’s pay is less than you believe they are getting. To me the biggest disparity is paying one player millions over another. If your argument holds true aren’t they all worth the same? That gap is just as big as you perceive the one to be between the owner and the players.

    And you’re right – spending your hard earned money. But you’re still spending it.

  11. The owners have made A LOT of concessions to pull-this-off rapidly… if the players drag this out past the league new year in mid-March the deal will get worse for them. Expanded roster, 11.5% increase for minimum salary players (which is approx. 1/4 of rosters), less for higher paid plaers, probable reduced suspensions/fines with that power out of Goodell’s hands, and basically legalized MJ. One less preseason game, one more real game, and additional playoff berths. Where is the players’ downside?

  12. camstinks says:
    February 21, 2020 at 2:01 pm
    DO NOT TAKE THE DEAL!! The split is NOT equal, and the players risk everything to play this sport, and make money for owners who get huge tax breaks, and taxpayer money to build huge stadiums that we fans get to go to and spend our hard earned money to watch these games. The owners see way more of the pie than they should, and until the players make a stand things will never change. The owners need the players to survive it’s NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. Look what happened the last time the owners tried to bring in replacement players to keep the game going. The game was on life support, but the players CRACKED and came back. Had they held out they would have won that standoff, but they caved. WALK and STAY AWAY until you get what’s rightfully yours!!

    11 35 Rate This

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    Right,

    As long as this is a league where paying Dak Prescott less than 40m a year, then I don’t buy you argument! And I actually like Dak!!

    The owners’ business acumen is a far larger part of the success of the league than the players product – had it not been, then Jim Brown would still be commanding the largest inflation adjusted salary in league history.

  13. camstinks says:

    DO NOT TAKE THE DEAL!! The split is NOT equal

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    Since when does a business owner have to split his profits with his employees??? They risk everything? They make millions of dollars to play football! Our soldiers risk EVERYTHING and make 1/20 of a minimum salaried player. I hope they turn it down and end up with less next year!

  14. if it goes to the rank and file, it will pass. The largest group are the minimum wage guys and the practice squad, just hoping to keep their jobs.
    Average career is under 4 years. Fresh crop of rookies every year. And the other option is the XFL. Where do I sign?

  15. So 6 out of 11 think the proposal they negotiated themselves is a bad idea? Can’t make this stuff up.

  16. I ask you to list the 11 man committee? Then perhaps we can determine what type of players interests are being ‘protected’. The top 5 percent or the bottom 75 percent, because 77 percent of the league makes less than 4 million per annum (or 250K) per game per OTC.

  17. Vote for the 17th game and also the revised playoff format with the promise that all revenue from these games, not just the profits, be used to better train and hire officials. Also to make public any reprimands, fines, or punishment to officials for lousy games. Remember, nothing a player does in a game affects the officials paycheck, where as lousy officiating, any game New Orleans plays, can prevent teams from advancing and making more money the further they go in the playoffs. Only then agree to 17 games and additional playoff games. Go Ravens.

  18. camstinks says:
    February 21, 2020 at 2:01 pm
    DO NOT TAKE THE DEAL!! The split is NOT equal, and the players risk everything to play this sport, and make money for owners who get huge tax breaks, and taxpayer money to build huge stadiums that we fans get to go to and spend our hard earned money to watch these games. The owners see way more of the pie than they should, and until the players make a stand things will never change. The owners need the players to survive it’s NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. Look what happened the last time the owners tried to bring in replacement players to keep the game going. The game was on life support, but the players CRACKED and came back. Had they held out they would have won that standoff, but they caved. WALK and STAY AWAY until you get what’s rightfully yours!!
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    Dude, go run a few lemonade stands this summer. Maybe then you can test your super fair theories where you pay the people that sit there a really good per hour wage, plus split the revenue 50-50.

    BUT…you have to buy the tables, chairs, all the ingredients, make the lemonade & coordinate all the supplies to be there when your worker shows up.

    If you read this & pensfan1 comments & still don’t get it, please don’t vote.

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